Pakistan vs New Zealand: 25% of spectators allowed in Rawalpindi, Lahore

muzzamil mehboobWeb Editor

31st Aug, 2021. 10:47 am
Pakistan vs New Zealand: 25% of spectators allowed in Rawalpindi, Lahore

Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) has announced that National Command and Operation Centre (NCOC) has allowed 25% of spectators to watches matches played between Pakistan and New Zealand in Rawalpindi and Lahore.

The Blackcaps will return to Pakistan after 18 long years for three ODIs and five T20I.

The T20Is will be hosted by Lahore Gaddafi Stadium while ODIs will be hosted by Rawalpindi Cricket Stadium.

A total of 4,500 spectators will be allowed to enter Rawalpindi Cricket Stadium for ODIs while 5,500 spectators will be allowed to spectate T20Is at the Gaddafi Stadium.

However, only those who are fully vaccinated and have immunization certificate in possession at the time of the match will be allowed to enter.

PCB Chief Executive Wasim Khan: “Spectators are the essence of any sport event as they create an ambience and atmosphere for the players to excel, perform and enjoy. In this background, we are grateful to the NCOC for allowing the PCB to invite 25 per cent crowds for the eight matches.

“I am sure following the NCOC decision, the unvaccinated cricket followers will expedite their vaccination process so that they can witness the first series on home soil between the two sides since 2003.

“This will be an opportunity for the spectators to not only enjoy some quality cricket in the season-opening series but also support and back players from either side as the ODIs count towards the ICC Men’s Cricket World Cup 2023 qualification, while the T20Is will lead into the ICC T20 World Cup.”

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